Health Matters

I am determined to do what I can to ensure that the NHS works for one and all and that we properly integrate health and social care. This page aims to keep you up-to-date on my work on health and health in the news. 

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News

MP's Column

Cornwall Councillors want to play their part in reducing harmful emissions and protecting and enhancing our natural environment. Unless local authorities follow Cornwall’s lead, the Government has no chance of reducing the UK’s carbon footprint to net zero.

Carbon Free Cornwall - My Suggestions

As Cornwall Council considers what should be in the plan to be Carbon Free by 2030 I thought it would be of interest to set out each week some of the ideas and opportunities that could be grasped to help achieve this worthy ambition.

Treliske declares major incident

The news that Treliske Hospital faces an emergency and that outpatient appointments are being cancelled because of ‘extreme pressure’ on services is clearly unacceptable.

Let's end discrimination in sport

I remember being at a football match many years ago—it was a long game that had gone into a bit of extra time— and, looking around, someone said, “There are 22,000 people here badly in need of exercise and 22 people out there badly in need of a rest.” I was reminded of this last month during a de